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# Christmas Word Problems – Extra Information (Grade 3)

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## Christmas Word Problems – Extra Information

Instructions: Read each word problem. Decide what information is not needed to solve the problem.

1.

Julia hangs 12 candy canes on the tree. Clare hangs 8 snowmen on the tree. Alex hangs 9 candy canes on the tree. How many candy canes were hung on the tree?

What is the extra information?
1. Julia hangs 12 candy canes on the tree.
2. Clare hangs 8 snowmen on the tree.
3. Alex hangs 9 candy canes on the tree.
4. How many candy canes were hung on the tree?
2.

Taylor's family has 6 stockings hanging by the chimney. Cedric's family has 4 stockings hanging by the chimney. All of the stockings are red and green. How many total stockings are hanging by the chimneys?

What is the extra information?
1. Taylor's family has 6 stockings hanging by the chimney.
2. Cedric's family has 4 stockings hanging by the chimney.
3. All of the stockings are red and green.
4. How many total stockings are hanging by the chimneys?
3.

8 snowmen have red mittens. 5 snowmen have green mittens. 7 snowmen have blue mittens. How many more snowmen have red mittens than green mittens?

What is the extra information?
1. 8 snowmen have red mittens.
2. 5 snowmen have green mittens.
3. 7 snowmen have blue mittens.
4. How many more snowmen have red mittens than green mittens?
4.

The bells have red bows tied to them. A box holds 4 rows of bells. Each row has 5 bells. How many bells are in the box?

What is the extra information?
1. The bells have red bows tied to them.
2. A box holds 4 rows of bells.
3. Each row has 5 bells.
4. How many bells are in the box?
5.